AMP SUMMER CAMP 2018 AUDITIONS
March 24 // April 7
Open to musicians entering 6th-12th grade - sign up for your slot below!
Our AMP Summer Camp 2018 open call auditions are open to all Coachella Valley musicians who will be completing the 5th grade through 11th grade in June 2018. Students must sign up for an audition below, and will then receive an email about your assigned audition time.
What To Audition:
Although the audition time is limited, we would like to see each individual perform:
- A short classic (pre 1980) musical excerpt
- A short modern (post 1980ish) musical excerpt
- If possible, a demonstration of original or improvised music
These guidelines are intentionally loose. We understand that for some this may be your first audition. You are welcome and encouraged to make the audition show your strengths. Nervousness and jitters are common. The audition process is as much about being yourself as it is about performance.
At the audition, you will meet the judges, some AMP committee members and the music director of the program. The judges ask questions, then the student performs either a song or a mash-up of songs not to exceed 5 minutes. The judges will then ask more questions and send the student on their way. Participants will be notified by email after all auditions have been seen whether they are accepted into the program.
Each applicant will be assigned a 10 min time slot which will include approximately 5 min of performance and 5 min of questions by the selection committee. Please show up at least 25 min early and check in at registration. Parents and guardians will fill out forms during this time.
Your photo will be taken and included in your file with your audition registration notes. You are welcome to submit any additional notes, resume or samples to include in your file at that time.
When called into the audition space, bring your instrument(s). A backline (guitar amp, microphones, drum set, bass amp, music stand) will be provided for the audition. Your audition may be video taped or audio recorded.
The AMP selection committee is looking to see some level of musical proficiency, aptitude for learning about music, enthusiasm for performing, and willingness to work in groups. Last year AMP accepted a wide variety of musicians with diverse backgrounds, experiences and genres. We expect this year to be no different.
The Q&A by the selection committee will be easy questions about your personal taste, goals and ambitions, experiences playing music in groups, past music classes, and lessons.
In-Person Audition Dates for AMP Summer Camp 2018:
Saturday, March 24th – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
3111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
Saturday, April 7 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
75180 Mediterranean Ave, Palm Desert
Questions? Please email us and we will add them to our FAQ.
Link to Audition Form (better for mobile browsing): https://goo.gl/forms/uuzyVLSP7II13TwF2